This book is so badly written I would only recommend it as an example of how NOT to write It is ood for a few laughs though and both boosts your confidence in your own writing skills and makes you want to curl up and cry over the fact that shit like this
gets published I this book when I was ten and it was one of the worst things I ve ever held in my hands The plot was nonsensical the characters cardboard the The Infinite Air good vs evil too clearly drawn and I was so bored Do not ever read this book Read out of curiosity Unfortunately 1 star is the minimum rating there should be a negative infinity rating When I say that this book was a terrible mess I know I m not adding anything new here By this point I think everyone who has heard of The Legend of Rah and the Muggles knows how awful it is Whatets me though is how completely jumbled it isRemember folks nothing described in this review is made up Chew on that as you readThe story s natural progression is thus Description of nuclear warranting about politics and the UNvery awkward social commentarylearning how the titular Muggles were created from radiation in the prologue nuclear war in entirely different country and awkward fairy tale backstory as a widowed noblewoman The Spill gives birth to twins immediately starts flirting madly with the butler then sends the babies to sea toive them a better shot at life saccharine nonsensical one shot anecdotes about the babies being adopted by the muggles and being raised by them a Cain and Abel story as one of the brothers turns evil for no reason tries to kidnapkill the other and ends up banished to an islandIf that makes no sense to you that s about how logical it is in the book Stouffer just has things happen and doesn t think of what kind of story she wants to tell A post apocalyptic story with modern day or modern day seeing as it s stuck in the 80s or so commentary A Regency esue romance A changeling fantasy tale A s stuck in the 80s or so commentary A Regency esue romance A changeling fantasy tale A of Pandoras Planet good and evil between two brothers She can t decide and she doesn t layer what she has in any way that makes sense She just jumps from one to the other as she pleasesCharacterwise everyone was bland as toast Names were thrown around in an attempt to pretend there was a wide developed cast and there s alossary in the back of the book with them all because apparently Stouffer thinks much is lost by forgetting the names of muggles or servants who only show up one time Everyone who shows up before the muggles with the exception of the brothers is completely irrelevant As for the muggles themselves they re badly handled cartoonish characters who have one uirk apiece one s amusingly hard of hearing One s the kindly Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? grandmother Two are children who always hold hands Etc and so forthAnd then there are the brothers themselves Rah and Zyn are their names which are apparently the muggle words for sun and flower respectively They re also the protagonists of the story so to speak andet something close to character development Unfortun. In another land far from the shoreline of Aura war was raging and Lady Catherine launched a raft with precious cargo. NdActual Gets Published I
get their family backAnd the unpleasantness isn t limited to the Cain and Abel story attheir family backAnd the unpleasantness isn t limited to the Cain and Abel story at end The book begins with horrible descriptions of two nuclear wars but they re just forgotten about Muggles the cute little things they are were created when the have nots of society Stouffers words not mine were mutated by How To Win At Casino Gambling generations of exposure to radiation The twins mother is sobbing over news of her husband s death one minute and then practically jumping the butler the next Nobody is particularly likeable or sympathetic Reading some parts actually made me feel very uncomfortableAnd I think this alloes back to Nancy Stouffer and how she went about writing this It is my belief that Stouffer is one of those folks who believes that anyone can cobble together a children s book Certainly the uality of hers is slapdash a hardly edited jumbled mess It feels like she threw a bunch of things together thinking that children will accept Anything If It S Shiny Enough I Guess It S if it s shiny enough I Training the Help (Hedon Falls guess it s she felt she put her heart and soul into this and that her work really is that special but that doesn t change the fact that she didn t plan this out at all She didn t figure out what kind of story she wanted and that s why there are countless reviews pointing out how rushed and nonsensical this book is to say nothing of fairy tale tropes like the talking animals or magic sun which COULD have been handwaved with better writing Finally I should bring up the plagiarism controversy Everyone and their mother has pointed out how baseless it is and that s true Not only do Stouffer s points of similarity focus only on superficial details one thing she argues is that both books have a castle with a Great Hallreceiving area Because that s daming but some of her points don t even come up in The Legend of Rah Larry Potter and Lilly for example are from an entirely different line of children s books she s written and have nothing at all to do with magic or England or Harry Potter I also suspect that she s arguing plagiarism based on books she hasn t writtenpublisheddid publish butot a very limited release but I m not sure on thatRegardless the Legend of Rah and the Muggles is a Thing and a very bad one If you re very interested in it and want to see for yourself When Not to Build give it a look if you have the chance But don to out of your way to find it This book has taken up too much of our time as it is Really poorly written nonsense story The Legend of Rah and the Mugglesby NK StoufferThurman House 267 pages plus 12 pages colour illustrationshardback 2001 reissue of a book originally published in 1984By all rights this review should be littered with instancesof the letters TM in superscript just as is the front cover of The Legend of Rah and the Muggles for Nancy Stouffer isthe author who has created minor shockwaves in the book trade bypointing out that the name Muggles used by JK Rowling in her Harry Potter series was previously used by Stouffer whois also the author of a pre existing. Ht rubies and other emstones between them The raft drifted away with no charted destination but the babies' surviva. Ately neither are particularly enjoyable as charactersRah is supposed to be the ood brother shiny clean rule abiding humble helpful well loved industrious well Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book groomed someone please stop me I moing
to ag It s INCREDIBLY obvious that Stouffer is trying to use him as a moralgag It s INCREDIBLY obvious that Stouffer is trying to use him as a moral for children to learn off of but the book s so incredibly preachy about it that I just found myself disliking him
He isn t witty he isn t charming he isn t funny and he really doesn t have any traitsisn t witty he isn t charming he isn t funny and he really doesn t have any traits being the dull Good Kid I couldn t stand him because he read like a PSA example than an actual person who s fun to hang around with Stouffer tried to add SOME EMOTIONAL COMPLEXITY WHEN HE BECOMES emotional complexity when he becomes by alleged feelings of sorrow over his brother turning evil on that in a minute and sobs while wishing his mother was there but considering how out of left field it is and how his mom hadn t been around since about two chapters in it doesn t do anything besides make him look rather wimpyThen there s Zyn Oh od Zyn Of all the characters he s the only one I felt any pity for And that s because despite or because of Stouffer doing her damndest to make him the Bad Kid I just saw no one Still Side by Side giving him a break and him being dumped on by his author We see him start toet jealous of Rah s favoritism when they re kids and we do Oriori No Uta get a couple of halfway emotional scenes him beingenuinely afraid when Rah has an allergic reaction and his adopted Four Word Film Reviews grandmotheriving him a worry stone to assure him he s loved Unfortunately the whole Cain and Abel story kicks off and any complexity his character may have had Keep Calm, Alice Is Here Affirmations Workbook Positive Affirmations Workbook Includes goes out the window All we re told is how Zyn is ugly and rude and nasty and mean and don t we all just HATE him He and his followers are horribly poisoned by a radioactive tree they live in yes really and end up stranded on an island It s incredibly easy to read his extreme actions later as him being incredibly sick and unstable from those things happening to him but the idea of circumstances leaving him at all deserving of sympathy is completely ignored Even his supposedly compassionate brother does nothing but wring his hands and cry when Zyn tries to leave not actually trying to talk things over with him or anythingAnd that leads to the main issue of the characters and the book ineneral really What little we Crystal Decoder get isenerally very very unpleasant The muggles are unhelpful and useless While Zyn is having an emotional breakdown and suffers an inferiority complex towards Rah only one of them actually does ANYTHING to try to reassure him All the other muggles do nothing but You Owe Me One gather around Rah and say howreat he is and basically feed Zyn s belief that yes Rah is the favorite of the two Zyn bullies and abuses a roup of muggle children into working for him and despite the text clearly stating that they were forced into it and abused until they snapped none of the other muggles seem to care They whine about the trouble being caused but they don t try to reach out Aboard her two infant sons She wrapped the boys in royal blankets and uilts and packed a jewel box filled with brig.